Teller Shrugged

Teller, of Penn & Teller, talks about some of his favorite books:

Atlas Shrugged
by Ayn Rand

The fable that clarifies everything about the importance of the individual, and how a smart person can do tremendous good in the world. One of the terrible things I’ve seen happen is that we’re adopting what Australians call “the tall poppy syndrome”: If you stick out, your head’s lopped off. We deride Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, when the benefits they’ve provided us are so vast.

Huh? Two of the richest and most influential people in the world and Teller is butthurt because some people still don’t have a statue of them in their homes or may be critical of of the downtrodden billionaires? I really wish Teller wouldn’t talk so much.